Philanthropy

Left: David Adams CPA and a group “saying no to drugs” at the Balarenik soft drug rehabilitation centre in Bogor, Indonesia. Below: Adams monitoring the progress of the building of the Balarenik rehabilitation centre.

David Adams CPA gives back to Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation


CPA Australia has recommended that the government act on implementing the proposed improvements to ACNC legislation to further red-tape reduction and streamline charity regulation.

NFP reporting and audit obligations – regulatory responses during COVID-19


Some large corporates and philanthropic organisations may be able to dig deep during these difficult times to support NFPs and supplement government aid.

Australian not-for-profits kept at a distance


A health worker talks to visitors at a COVID-19 testing centre in Sydney. Australia’s unemployment benefit offices and charities face pressure amid fears of an economic crisis akin to the Great Depression.

Charity regulatory reform gains momentum


Victor Oyugi CPA at a Sacred Heart Mission op shop. Photo courtesy of Mark Munro, Sacred Heart Mission.

Victor Oyugi CPA discovers a passion for charity work


Jordan Pearson with his team during a yearly trip to practise rope rescue techniques.

Jordan Pearson ASA: auditor, volunteer firefighter, everyday hero


Colin Stollery CPA with fellow Australian participants at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Colin Stollery CPA pedals for his cause


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Mimi Gian CPA (centre) with fellow Pink Wig-A-Thon participants.

Mimi Gian CPA: driving force behind the Pink Wig-A-Thon


A highlight of Carolyn Cordery FCPA’s career has been playing an active role in introducing not-for-profit accounting standards in New Zealand. Photo: Ross Vincent.

An inside look at not-for-profit accounting


Glenn Scott FCPA spending time with community leaders participating in the Imarisha project in Kenya, addressing gender-based violence and children's rights and protection.

Glenn Scott FCPA: Using public practice expertise to support NFPs


18 months ago Chad Stead FCPA, took his his voluntary work a step further becoming chairman of Centre for Hope.

Chad Stead FCPA combines accounting with voluntary work and is equally passionate about the two


Sabrina Lai CPA (second from right) with fellow volunteers at a Rise Against Hunger event.

Sabrina Lai CPA fights hunger and feeds hope in Malaysia


In 2016, Kaveen Bachoo felt it was time to give back to the community and the country that had provided such opportunities.

Kaveen Bachoo CPA was the first professional accountant on the board of Hepatitis Queensland


Joey Kee CPA established a committee of 10, and stepped in as treasurer for a local community garden that is now thriving.

From weed-choked plot to thriving community garden in Kuala Lumpur


"Volunteering enables you to get a different point of view from normal travelling and to mix with people you wouldn’t normally meet." Melva Macaulay ASA

AfID: taking accounting skills and putting them to volunteer use


Daniel Vankov ASA with a Queensland University of Technology student using virtual reality software; the Rotary Club helped secure the software licence.

Giving back to Rotary Club by donating accounting skills


Mel Yates FCPA, director – reporting, red tape reduction and ACNC corporate services, says working for charities presents unique challenges.

Is working for a charity right for you? Three CPAs share their insights.


Above left: Frank Barta with students in a music class. Above: Frank and Rosey Barta with Maya (centre), one of the students they support.

Putting accounting skills to work at Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission


Daniela Marsh CPA and team at last year’s Relay for Life.

Cairns CPA goes the long way around to raise money for cancer research


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